No Common Name Marmara viburnella Eiseman & Davis, 2017  


The tale of the discovery of this recently-described (2017) species is here in Charley Eiseman's blog BugTracks.


"Eggs are deposited singly on Viburnum leaves in early summer. The larva initially mines the leaf, then proceeds down the petiole and into the stem, where it completes development as a bark miner. In late spring, it cuts out a flap of bark at the end of its mine and spins its cocoon beneath this" (Charley Eiseman/BugGuide, 2017).

There are 4 records in the project database.

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Marmara viburnella leaf mines on Viburnum in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (6/30/2018). Determined by Charley Eiseman/BugGuide. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Leaf mine of Marmara viburnella on a Viburnum leaf in Baltimore City, Maryland (10/25/2014). Determined by Charley Eiseman/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

The holotype specimen of Marmara viburnella (male) raised and collected in Nantucket Co., Massachusetts (7/4/2016). Photo by Charley Eiseman. (MBP list)

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